It won't be until the end of the book that you understand the title of this book - Shade Of Blue - but in normal Karen Kingsbury fashion, you will quickly be swept up into this story of struggle.
Brad, Emma, and Laura, the main characters, face betrayal, hurt, and forgiveness in a depth that will touch your heart and move you to action in your own life and in your own circumstances.
The focus of this book is on abortion. Karen has written in a way that will bring compassion and comfort to those who have had an abortion and give greater understanding to those who have not.
I almost didn't read this book, but am so glad I did. As I read, I cried more than I ever have with any other book. It's heart-wrenching and comforting all at the same time.
My one caution for this book is in the age of those reading it. Due to the intense nature of the topic I would highly recommend no one under 16 read it, or at least as the parent/guardian read it prior to them.
This will be story I have my daughters read when they get older because of the way Karen was able to capture the emotion of before and after that terrible day in the life of Brad and Emma.